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#556 Gazjs

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:12 PM

This has probably been asked before but i cannot find the answer through the many pages.
As a paint cleaner before waxing and machine polishing, lime prime, or lime prime lite?

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#557 thesilverfox

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:15 PM

This has probably been asked before but i cannot find the answer through the many pages.
As a paint cleaner before waxing and machine polishing, lime prime, or lime prime lite?


I use Lime Prime FOR machine polishing :) (after multiple cleans and clay)

#558 Gazjs

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:21 PM

Interesting.
Thanks, will go ahead and buy some to replace my rather crappy Megs paint cleaner

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:40 PM

Interesting.
Thanks, will go ahead and buy some to replace my rather crappy Megs paint cleaner


After a two-bucket method clean (often twice), a decent clay clean and another proper clean, the pain should be glass smooth for an orbital polish. I spent the weekend doing my father's 1999 Focus Zetec and I have to say I am gobsmacked at how well it has finished.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:45 PM

I have the Sonus kit. Would you recommend Lime Prime as a good substitute or good to use both products?

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:48 PM

Lime prime for machine, lime prime lite for hand. Dont use it every week aswell. If lime prime dries to fast when its warm then add a tiny bit of water to your pad

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:37 AM

Do dodo make a window cleaner spray? im after one that you spray on from the bottle, dont want one that you have to mix yourself really

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:02 AM

no they don't currently.

the best one iv ever used was nanolex. you have to do a little bit of prep but it stays on the glass for up to 8 months.

can buy it from monzacarcare

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:16 PM

I'm looking to give my new car it's first wash this weekend. Are any of these products good?

1 x RB Merino Wash Mitt
1 x RB Marvel Waffle Weave Drying Towel (Single towel)
1 x RB Marvel Microfibre Buffing Towels (2pk)
1 x Bilt-Hamber Auto-wash 300ml
1 x Bilt-Hamber Auto-clay Regular 200g
1 x Bilt-Hamber Auto-balm 300ml

http://www.carnaubaw...p?product_id=94

Dodo Juice Purple Haze

http://www.carnaubaw...urple-haze.html

Do I need anything else? I don't have a hose or pressure washer, would I need one or is a bucket fine?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:39 PM

Does the Bilt-hamber clay come with lube? You need some if not...

Bilt-Hamber is highly rated, I am yet to have a go on any of their products, but looks a good list. Greeny is your man on Bilt-Hamber.

Purple Haze though is my favourite wax ever :lol:

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:08 PM

I'm not sure about the lube, it's part of a bundle which you can see in the link. Good to know you approve of the Purple Haze ;)

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:51 PM

Bilt Hamber claims you don't need lube, tap water is sufficient.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:54 PM

Bilt Hamber claims you don't need lube, tap water is sufficient.

Agree, I have been looking into this clay as my next purchase. Reviews are indeed good.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:02 AM

correct you can use it with just tap water but i wouldnt recommend it. i normally use a very diluted born slippy mix with mine.

if its the first time u have ever clayed the car then go for the regular if its one that u want to use more often go for the soft.

they are by far the best clays i have used

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:35 PM

When i get paid, i finally need to replenish my stocks. This look any good? (excuse the spacings)


Dodo Juice 'Born to be Mild' Shampoo 250ml

I4D Uber Lime Ultra Fine Detailing Clay

Tropi-care TC-3 'Sunburst' Sealant xP

Tropi-care TC-5 Premium Detail Spray

I4D Uber Blue Drying Towel 24" x 36"

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Never tried out the tropi-care stuff, anyone tried/got any opinions???

Cheers :)

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